One of Indiana’s most popular breweries is closing its brewpub due to safety concerns involving the coronavirus pandemic.
In an article published in the Chicago Tribune, Three Floyd’s Brewing Co. owner founder Nick Floyd confirmed that the brewery’s brewpub has been closed and between 50 to 60 staff have lost their jobs. Despite the state of Indiana allowing bars to open at half-capacity starting on June 14, Floyd based his decision on safety concerns for both costumers and staff that included having too many people inside the brewery’s estimated 2,000 square foot brewpub at once.
In March, the Munster, Ind.-based brewery announced it was postponing its Dark Lord Day 2020 celebration “until further notice” due coronavirus concerns. The annual event was originally scheduled to take place on May 16 at the brewery.
Last month, 3 Floyds was named the 31st largest brewery in the country for the year 2019 according to beer sales volume by the The Brewers Association, a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers.
According to Floyd, while the brewpub is closed indefinitely, both the brewery and distillery will continue to operate, the products of which will continue to be sold via online sales with contact-free curbside pickup.